Aston VIlla are coming off a great 2022/23 season in which the team ended up 7th in the Premier League, their highest ever top league finish since the 2009/10 term. Massive credit goes to head coach Unai Emery who took the team midway through the season when the Villans were sitting near the relegation zone and achieved a high finish after solidifying the team’s defence.
Aston Villa also bolstered their squad in the summer market, bringing in the likes of Pau Torres, Moussa Diaby and Youri Tielemans. With Emery in his second season, a look at Aston Villa trophy odds shows that the bookmakers believe in their chances to bring home silverware this term.
List of Aston Villa Trophy Odds
Villa are not among the favourites to win the domestic competitions, but the Aston Villa trophy odds indicates that Emery’s boys stand a high chance of winning the Conference League.
|Aston Villa Trophies||Paddy Power ODDS||Star Sports Bet ODDS|
|UEFA Conference League||-||4.33|
|English League Cup||17.00||17.00|
Aston Villa is a team with a rich history, and that history includes seven league titles as well. However, all those trophies were won when England's top competition was still called the First Division, with Villa's last league title dating back to the 1980/81 season. The last 40 decades have been less successful for the Lions, as they even descended to the second tier for a brief period during the 2010s.
Naturally, the odds on Aston Villa to win the Premier League this season are very high. While having a good defensive record, Emery’s team finds it hard keeping possession and prefers to sit back and hit the opponent on the counter. This approach makes Villa a tough nut to crack for the top teams, but when facing a rival that also prefers to defend, they find it difficult opening the score.
Certainly, nothing is impossible in the Premier League, but it would take an incredible amount of luck for Aston Villa to make a title run in the 2023/24 season. But their chances of finishing top 4 – the odds stand at 5.50 – are viewed quite favourably.
UEFA Conference League
If there is one thing Unai Emery is unmatched at, it is his ability to win secondary European trophies with smaller teams. The Spanish tactician, thanks to his pragmatic approach, did it three times in a row at Sevilla (2014 through 2016) and once at Villarreal (2021) in Europa League. And let’s not forget him reaching the final with Arsenal in 2019, where his team was defeated by Chelsea.
With Aston Villa, the 51-year-old will have a crack at the UEFA Conference League, which will be the club’s first European campaign in over 10 years. The Villans’ biggest rivals in the competition will be 2022 Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt.
It is not a guaranteed win, and Villa still have to get past the play-off round before making the group stage, but they will certainly be among the competition’s favourites. It would be their first continental trophy since the 1981/82 triumph in the Champions League.
Aston Villa have a respectable record of seven wins in the FA Cup. The downside, of course, is that their last triumph in the competition came way back in the 1956-57 season. Their best most recent run was in 2014/15, when they reached the final only to be beaten by Arsenal 4-0.
Last season, the team exited the competition in the third round after an embarrassing 2-1 home defeat to fourth-tier club Stevenage. That was despite Emery fielding a solid team for the game. And, of course, the team suffered a bit of bad luck as they couldn't find the net despite their 79% possession and 17 shots.
The fans are in the right to demand a better performance from Villa this term. Emery should not overlook the trophy either, as a win in the competition would qualify the team for Europa League football next season.
English League Cup
As is the case with the FA Cup, Aston Villa have a commendable record (five total wins) in the English League Cup but their recent performances have been underwhelming. Their last English League Cup success dates back to 1995/96, making it the most recent trophy in their cabinet. The Lions also reached the final in 2019/20 but were marginally defeated 2-1 by Man City.
Last season, Villa couldn’t make it past Man United in the third round, but since it was Emery’s only second game in charge, there was no big fuss about the 4-2 away defeat.
The English League Cup sits second highest in the Aston Villa trophy odds, so the bookmakers do believe that the team has at least some chance of winning it. Of course, it will also depend on the luck of the draw, but going all the way in the competition would be a good way to end the club’s long trophy drought.